Inside the Fashion Museum

The city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as such has a wealth of museums and attractions representing many periods of its history.

The following attractions are run by Bath & North East Somerset Council.  Below these is a list of other venues within the Bath and North East Somerset area.

Roman Baths

The best preserved Roman religious spa from the ancient world. Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. The extensive ruins and treasures from the spring are beautifully preserved and presented using the best of modern interpretation.

Fashion Museum

One of the world's finest collections of fashionable dress and accessories. The displays illustrate the changing styles of dress for men, women and children over the last 400 years.

Victoria Art Gallery

The Victoria Art Gallery is located in the centre of the beautiful city of Bath. Open all year round, it is visited by 116,000 people annually. The Gallery houses Bath & North East Somerset's collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. The Permanent Collection and small exhibitions are free, large exhibitions £4.00, (under 21s and Discovery Card holders free).  An Annual Exhibition Pass is available from the Gallery at £10 and offers unlimited access to all temporary exhibitions, 50% off entry with a National Art Pass .

Georgian Garden

The Georgian Garden behind 4 The Circus, has been recreated to the original plan of circa 1760/1770 to show a typical layout of the period. The position of the flower beds, paths and trellis were located by excavation in 1985-6 by Bath Archaeological Trust.

You can find a wealth of information on Bath’s museums at VisitBath.co.uk There are also downloadable museum trail maps for visitors.

Other Museums in Bath & North East Somerset:

American Museum  Claverton Manor, Bath

Bath Postal Museum Northgate Street, Bath

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute (BRLSI)  Queen Square, Bath

Beckford's Tower Lansdown, Bath

Claverton Pumping Station Ferry Lane, Claverton 

Herschel Museum of Astronomy New King Street, Bath

Holburne Museum Great Pulteney Street, Bath

Jane Austen Centre Gay Street, Bath

Museum of Bath Architecture The Vineyards, Paragon, Bath

Museum of Bath at Work  Julian Road, Bath

Museum of East Asian Art  Bennett Street, Bath

Number 1, Royal Crescent Royal Crescent, Bath

Prior Park Landscape Gardens Ralph Allen Drive, Bath

Radstock Museum Waterloo Road, Radstock

Saltford Brass Mill The Shallows, Saltford

   

Heritage Open Week

Each year, during the autumn half-term, museums in Bath & North East Somerset arrange a series of events and activities for children and local residents. 

Discovery Card

For free admission to Bath & North East Somerset Council's museums and concessions at others in the district, you need a Resident's Discovery Card.

Useful Contacts

Information Line
01225 477785
romanbaths_bookings@bathnes.gov.uk
fashion_bookings@bathnes.gov.uk

Roman Baths & Pump Room
Tel: 01225 477774 Fax: 01225 477243
romanbaths_enquiries@bathnes.gov.uk

Fashion Museum
Tel: 01225 477789 Fax: 01225 428184
fashion_enquiries@bathnes.gov.uk

Victoria Art Gallery
Tel: 01225 477233 Fax: 01225 477231
victoria_enquiries@bathnes.gov.uk

Education and Events
Pump Room
Tel: 01225 477757 Fax: 01225 477271

Museum Shops
Pump Room
Tel: 01225  477796 Fax: 01225 477709

 

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